The fall sports season has arrived. Football and volleyball practices are under way at Central Lakes College, and the first intercollegiate athletic contests of the 2010 season are just around the corner. The football team opens its season Sat., Aug. 28 against Fond du Lac in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Kick-Off Classic. The game is at 8 p.m. and concludes the 5-game MCAC event for all 10 teams in the league. It will be played at St. Cloud State University. The Raiders are ranked 24th in the National Junior College Athletic Association pre-season poll. The volleyball team opens its season at Ridgewater (Willmar) in an invitational that brings together several teams that don’t otherwise meet. CLC plays Fri., Aug. 27 vs. Rochester at 2 p.m. and vs. Dakota at 6:30 p.m., and then the Raiders play Sat., Aug. 28 in the same event vs. Bismarck (N.D.) at 11:45 a.m. and vs. Dawson (Mont.) at 2:30 p.m. CLC is ranked third in the Top 10 NJCAA pre-season volleyball poll. In their home opener the Raiders will meet Ridgewater at 6:30 p.m., Tues., Aug. 31.